Aubert de Gaspé, Philippe-Joseph

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Aubert de Gaspé, Philippe-Joseph Gender: M
born on 30 October 1786 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )
Place Québec, Quebec (CAN), 46n49, 71w14
Timezone LMT m71w14 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°38' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°30 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 25°44'

Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé


French Canadian writer and seigneur. At the age of seventy-five, he completed a novel entitled, Les Anciens Canadiens (Old-Time Canadians, Quebec, 1863). Almost entirely based on fact, the story illustrates Canadian national tradition, character and manners. At that time, it was perhaps the most popular book ever published in the province of Quebec. In 1866, Aubert de Gaspé published his Mémoires. He died on 29 January 1871.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites baptismal/birth record quoted in "A travers les Mémoires de Philippe Aubert de Gaspé" by Pierre Georges Roy (Ducharme, 1943), p. 8: "M. de Gaspé fut baptisé le lendemain de sa naissance, comme en fait foi l'acte de naissance suivant tiré des registres de Notre-Dame de Québec: 'Le trente et un octobre mil sept cent quatre vingt six, par nous curé de Québec, soussigné, a été baptisé Philippe Joseph, né hier au soir, à quatre heures un quart, du légitime mariage de Mr. Philippe Ignace Aubert, Ecuyer ...'"

Translation: Mr. de Gaspé was baptized the day after his birth, as evidenced by the following passage from birth records of Notre-Dame de Quebec: 'On 31 October 1786, our parish priest of Quebec, the undersigned, baptized Philippe Joseph, born yesterday evening at a quarter past four, from the legitimate marriage of Mr. Philippe Ignace Aubert, Esquire ...


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)